Naval Terminologies Decoded!

Long before WhatsApp, LMAO & ROFL were invented, naval personnel had a fulsome dictionary of acronyms. They were used for

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Navy Ball Stories

“Are you attending the Navy Nite?, my coursemate asked me yesterday. “What’s that? I only know Navy Ball”, i replied

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Welcome to Hare India!

“Welcome to Hare India. Please fasten your seatbelts. We’ll be taking off shortly for our rightful place in the world.

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Smart Cards and Dumb Rules

Tired of being turned away by several CSD outlets in my vicinity and almost turning teetotaller, I finally capitulated, exercised

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Scent of a Man

I love airports. Not because of airplanes or the joy of travel. That’s old hat. I’ve been flying for 25

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Butter Chicken & Lounge Suits

It’s that time of the year again. The holidays are upon us and 2018 is just round the corner. And

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Building Confusion

Tuscan Blossom, Sherwood, Learning to Fly, Wisteria, Plumeria, Aspen Greens. No, these are not places in Europe or songs from

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Members only please!

Many years ago, two young naval officers were marched up to a Commanding Officer because they did not follow service

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Going Dutch!

I’m living so far beyond my income that we almost may be said to be living apart ~ E. E.

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Bangalored in Mumbai!

Iconic ghazal singer Jagjit Singh immortalised poet Bashir Badr’s lyrics in his soulful ghazal ‘parakhna mat, parakhne se koi apna

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To share is to care?

Indian tennis star Leander Paes recently put an end to speculations by turning up at the 2016 Rio Olympics Village,

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Damn AutoCorrect!

“I know such English that I will leave the British behind. You see sir, I can talk English, I can

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Indian Style or Western Style

How to do it on Indian Railways!

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